Posted on Sat Dec 3, 2011 09:59 AM PDT
Yesterday police found troubled country music singer Mindy McCready and son Zander hiding in her boyfriend's Arkansas home, according to CNN.
U.S. Marshal David Rahbany said, "The child appeared to be in good condition when we found him ... he was in the closet with his mother." After authorities placed the residence under surveillance, they found the two, who were reported missing earlier this week.
Zander is currently in the custody of the Arkansas Division of Children and Family Services, and he will be returned to McCready's mother Gayle, who is his legal guardian. Gayle McCready and husband Michael Inge said in a statement, "We feel sorrow for Zander because he's traumatized, and for Mindy. We just hope she does the right thing from here on out and that this is a wake-up call for her."
After McCready took her son from her mother's Florida home last week and asked a court to restore custody to her due to safety concerns, a Florida judge signed an emergency "pickup order" on Thursday authorizing law enforcement officers to find the child. McCready was not charged with a crime, but Rahbany said it's unclear whether she will be facing any future charges.
What was she trying to do, pull a Britney?
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